If I am paying hundreds of dollars a month for a preschool my child goes to two-three times a week for a few hours I want them to learn, have fun, listen and behave. I mean that's me you might disagree but what else would you want from school?
I know this preschool that ha no structure what so ever. Basically the kids run around all day doing whatever they want. Now this is a conversation between a mom and a teacher I heard.
Mom "Oh this is a beautiful story book and drawing it go with it!" Teacher "oh Micheal didn't want to listen to the story so I just let him go and play with the blocks."
Ok so the kid drew a picture, where mind you he is 4, of a brown scribble. Like took his anger out on a crayon scribble. Ok some 4 year olds are not artist of course but even Alora who hates to paint, color anything crafty will do what she is told and attempt something. Clearly this kid was give a paper and crayon and that's it.
This kid was allowed to do whatever he wanted while the entire class was listening to a story. So that was when I was dropping a kid off. So I stayed to observe the things going on in the class room. It was chaos! No structure nothing. I later had a chat with the teacher where I asked her what the day was like and what the children were allowed to do. Basically her response was.
Well we have a schedule see it here but they are allowed to explore anything they want and are never made to do anything on this schedule. ARE YOU F'in SERIOUS?!
I believe even at the age of 3-4 a child should sit for story time, be at the table during snack time, listen and get ready to go outside with their class. What is this crazy Crap?
Am I being to strict? I don't think so I mean come on don't you make your child do stuff at home? My children, husband and I are at the table eating together! This gets me steaming! So basically these kids have no structure and when they come home are off the wall and don't think they have to listen. Like I heard another mom say "Well Sally here will be running the show in no time if they handle a class this way." She was the only mom who thought the way I do apparently! God I hate snobby people who just let their kids run ragged...
What are your thoughts on this?
And I just want to put out there this is not our preschool! We love the structure of our preschool and the trouble they are in when they don't listen! A firm hand is welcome and needed in some cases! (and no not spanking people.)
Denise McDonuts... Or Simply The Master Mind